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Kvaratskhelia: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo is my idol’

New Napoli star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia believes his team have ‘no limits’ and reveals that Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti are his footballing idols. The Georgian international spoke with Il Corriere dello Sport and recounted his incredible start to the season and why Napoli are a team that can achieve great things:

It’s a team full of great players, if we continue like this, we can aim higher than everyone thinks. Every victory was extraordinary, but we must continue to work, more and more

Napoli is like a family, a united group working with dedication, we all go in the same direction, it’s a great team.

I am working hard to improve because there are still so many things I must learn. One thing is sure: I want to reach the top. The Scudetto is a dream, the Champions League Round of 16, at this point, are a target.

There are many top teams of a high level and for this reason, it will be tough: Milan, Inter, Juventus, Lazio, Roma, Atalanta, Fiorentina and even Udinese, who started the season well. I have no limits, we can grow together, hand in hand, no limits.

First Meeting with Spalletti? We discussed things, so many things, we met in Naples, at his home. He really is a great coach. He looks at me from the outside and tells me what I can do and what I can’t. He makes me improve, he is a master.

My family are with me almost all the time: my parents and my two brothers. One is older and the other one is younger, 12 years old. He also plays in Georgia with Vikings and he is really good, he is called Tornike.

Ancelotti’s praise? It was a great emotion, he made me happy and I thank him from the bottom of my heart.

Cristiano Ronaldo is my idol, even if my first one was Real Madrid’s Guti. When I played in the streets of Tbilisi with my friends, I wore a white shirt, writing his name on the back.

The comparisons to great players? I am not bothered about these things I think it’s tough to reach these levels. I am working for myself to be Kvara.

Neapolitan words? Yes, I’ve learned one. But I don’t remember it! In the meantime, I’m studying Italian.

Watching other sports? Yes, Basketball, NBA. Stephen Curry is my favourite player; I’ve used his celebration after my goals.

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